How can I determine what a bad sector affects?

Started Mar 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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skyglider OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,440
Re: How can I determine what a bad sector affects?

malch wrote:

skyglider wrote:

The current question is what data is affected by the bad sector.

Assuming the partition is NTFS, try downloading this package:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/253066/en-us

Then extract:

Windows NT File System (NTFS) File Sector Information Utility.
A tool used to dump information about an NTFS volume, and determine which volume and file contains a particular sector.

I'm guessing that you may have some issues reconciling the manner in which the different programs reference/number the disk sectors but maybe they'll agree on some convention or another

Thanks Malch.  Was hoping for something simple that would just tell us which file is affected by the bad sector.  I'll give that software a try and see if it's not too complicated.

Thanks for the help,
Sky

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